Andrea Chénier at the Aalto-Theater Essen, February 2003:
... the Essen Philharmonic under Patrik Ringborg implemented the score in a convincing way, whereby especially the lyric parts turned out extraordinary beautiful.
The conductor of the première, Patrik Ringborg, has with the Essen Philharmonic the heated-up music in an illustrative grip...
Conductor Patrik Ringborg brings out the dramatically aroused music - which is genially developed out of the text - with an ensemble of singers well held together, an amazing orchestra and a with agility agitating chorus to overwhelming effect.
Therefore conductor Patrik Ringborg lets the Essen Philharmonic renounce unduly sweet pathos, develops a feast of colours for the ear, emanating in continuous beautiful sound.
Patrik Ringborg leads the Essen Philharmonic with a great dramatic flair for the action on stage. Always accompanying, never competing with the actors. Well-differentiated he offers us Giordano's music in a consummate interpretation. Long lasting applause from the audience closed a convincing opera evening.
Patrik Ringborg lead the Essen Philharmonic in big, round gestures to a differentiated, precise playing with strength in the point-blank brass.

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